Matt Grice v. George Sotiropoulos on tap for UFN

MMAJunkie.com

A lightweight showdown between Matt Grice (9-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) and "The Ultimate Fighter 6" veteran George Sotiropoulos (9-2 MMA, 2-0 UFC) is the latest proposed fight for "UFC Fight Night 17: Lauzon vs. Franca."

MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) today learned of the expected bout from a source close to Grice.

Bout agreements have been distributed and should be finalized shortly.

Grice will be returning to action for the first time since his October 2007 "Fight of the Night" with Jason Black at UFC 77. Grice put his MMA career on hold for the past year in order to complete training at the Oklahoma City Police Department academy. With that training behind him, the 27-year-old will now renew his commitment to the UFC.

Grice's manager, Scott Newell, recently told MMAjunkie.com he expected his client to take a tune-up fight in a smaller organization before returning to the UFC. However, with this announcement that potential seems unlikely.

Sotiropoulos will also be returning from an extended layoff. The Australian native last fought in the UFC at UFC Fight Night 13 in April. The 31-year-old earned a TKO win over Roman Mitichyan that night, but an injury has kept him out of action since.

Sotiropoulos remained with his coach from "The Ultimate Fighter," Matt Serra, for his continued training. Sotiropoulos will carry a three-fight win streak into the bout.

The full card now includes:

MAIN CARD (Spike TV)

Hermes Franca vs. Joe Lauzon
Mac Danzig vs. Josh Neer
Nick Catone vs. Amir Sadollah
Denis Stojnic vs. Cain Velasquez

PRELIMINARY CARD (Un-aired)
Rich Clementi vs. Gleison Tibau
Jake Rosholt vs. Alessio Sakara
Rob Emerson vs. Kurt Pellegrino
Matt Grice vs. George Sotiropoulos

Sotiropoulis v. Saunders NEXT, come on...

Good to see George back, he has a bright future in the sport.

BLAFrican American - At 155 or 170?


155



Interesting matchup. Grice's wrestling is solid and he has KO power. Good matchup style wise.

EEG - Sotiropoulis v. Saunders NEXT, come on...



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 LOL!!!!



Matt Grice is gonna push that faggots shit in!



-Young Jasper

Not OMA (tm) -  LOL!!!!



Matt Grice is gonna push that faggots shit in!



-Young Jasper

OMA, I thought we were boys! sobs in corner

 

Sots FTW!!!

 What? Are you friends with George?

 I've met him a bunch of times and took grappling lessons from him, but I don't know if he'd consider me a "friend". But to answer your question, no, I have never masturbated thinking about him. Pervert.

 LOL!

trained with matt last week. hits real hard.

i think george is training at xtreme couture now. so he will for sure be ready.

scott i know youll read this, call me i cant keep up with your new number for anything.

Kostakio is lying. He told me he tugs it to George while blasting Big Audio Dynamite.



True story.

WAR Georgie! Guam gots your back brutha!!!

George by sub 2nd round

Fabes - Kostakio is lying. He told me he tugs it to George while blasting Big Audio Dynamite.



True story.

That's a lie! I don't know even know what Big Audio Dynamite is.





 

gangsta101 - 
EEG - Sotiropoulis v. Saunders NEXT, come on...




Woah....woah......woah



I dont think he wants a step up in competiton that badly


LOL. George needs to focus on Grice before having nightmares of Saunders' clinch.

 It was almost as funny as on the other thread you stole it from. ALMOST, BITCH!!!

keiths - trained with matt last week. hits real hard.

i think george is training at xtreme couture now. so he will for sure be ready.

scott i know youll read this, call me i cant keep up with your new number for anything.


I believe George is with Serra/Longo.

nyhcloyalty - I believe George is with Serra/Longo.
Yeap.